Presenting a new work world premiere by UK composer James Dillon, performed by the Crash Ensemble, The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments happens at St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda this Saturday 29 April 2017. They promise “a stimulating adventure into the most contemporary sounds in new music.”
The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments sets ancient texts, attributed to Orpheus himself, interspersed with poetry from Petrarch and Apollinaire. The words are explored and dissected, spoken and whispered as well as sung. Dillon accompanies the voice with an ensemble of five instrumentalists, fully exploiting the wide range of textures and colours they offer. Extended performing techniques, unusual percussion sounds and innovative electronicsall contribute to the unique soundworld of this rich and engaging aural tapestry. The programme also includes Jennifer Walshe’s Three Songs by Ukeoirn O'Connor. Crash will be joined by the stupendous soprano Peyee Chen.